UPDATED 7/1, 9:40 a.m. ET: Kyle Massey’s attorney Lee A. Hutton has deemed accusations against the ex-Disney star to be “extortive” and said he is looking to “seek an early dismissal.”
“It is unfortunate that Kyle Massey had to learn through the media yesterday that the 2019 allegations have resurfaced in the State of Washington a year after their dismissal,” Hutton said in a statement to Variety. “Massey claims that the allegations then and now are extortive. The statements made to the police regarding the accuser’s own counsel’s advice seem peculiar, tearing away the veracity from the stale allegations. The accusers in no hidden agenda attempt to use the Washington courts as a platform for revenge after losing the civil matter.”
He continued, “Indeed, California counsel withdrew from representation from the accuser leaving us to conclude that he was not willing to make misrepresentations to the court. The Washington matter is already showing problematic signs. Massey was never properly served or notified as represented to the court and the pleadings are procedurally and substantively deficient on its face. Massey intends to aggressively defend these accusations again and will seek civil damages from those that refuse to hear the facts. We plan to seek an early dismissal—finally putting these extortive attempts to rest.”
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Former Disney star Kyle Massey, known for his roles on both That’s So Raven and Cory in the House as Cory Baxter, has been charged with a felony after a 13-year-old girl he allegedly knew claims he sent pornographic material to her over Snapchat.
Massey is being charged with one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, according to legal documents TMZ obtained, after reportedly sending the girl sexually explicit photos and videos in December 2018 and January 2019.
The accusations were first revealed in March of 2019, when Massey was being sued for $1.5 million for allegedly sending “numerous sexually explicit text messages, images, and videos,” which he denied.